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Frontage Road Construction Update

Good morning,

The Frenchtown Frontage Road construction project is making headway in preparation for paving. Throughout the week of May 6-10, gravel work will continue, preparing for paving of private approaches. Paving is anticipated to begin the week following Memorial Day. 

Contractors will continue topsoil and ditch work throughout the project with seeding to begin shortly. Traffic will not be impacted by these operations. 

The speed finder sign is set to be installed in front of the Frenchtown High School shortly.

There will be intermittent periods of single-lane traffic in these work zones with flaggers. Drivers are encouraged to be mindful of changing conditions and to be alert for workers. Traffic will not be impacted before 8 a.m. Closures and reduced speeds will be sporadic as work occurs.

Final paving and a chip seal are still on track to be completed later in the spring.

The shared-use path will be closed to the public until further notice due to heavy equipment working in the area.

Pedestrian and cyclist traffic is advised not to use the Frontage Road in this area as an alternative route due to the loss of pavement. Heavy equipment is near and on the roadway which makes it unsafe for foot traffic.

The project hotline is also available during business hours by calling 406-207-4484. The Huson East webpage ( has additional information. To register for text updates, please text "HUSONEAST" to 41411.

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns at any point. I'm happy to help however I can.

Thank you for your time.


Katie Klietz

Big Sky Public Relations on behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation